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Old 05-20-2009, 07:42 AM   #1
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I need help because im new

When i got to add/remove applications, i go to download a new program and i click apply changes and then this comes up : E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.

E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
How do i fix this because it wont let me download any new programs?
Old 05-20-2009, 07:56 AM   #2
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First do what the message says: open a terminal (there's one in the Accesories menu) and enter the command there as given:

sudo dpkg --configure -a
You will be asked to provide your password, do that. Afterwards the problem will probably be fixed.

Old 05-20-2009, 07:56 AM   #3
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The error comes about when the add/remove function is interrupted by the user (you).

the fix is to enter (run) 'terminal' & type in the 'sudo dpkg --configure -a'
as a command string.

I've does this myself many times, & usually when I get impatient with the downloading program, that I just asked the O/S to install & it seems to be doing nothing for a short while.


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